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Old 01-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #8476
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Awesome! I've been wanting to mess around with the air box to get the noise difference but I don't want to mess with the carb at all so hearing that gives me a little hope!
The key to these carbs is to turn the petcock to off and run the gas out EVERY time you ride the bike. I bought mine used 6 years old with 200 miles on the bike. I had to have my mechanic go through the carbs. He reset some of the needles but I don't think he rejetted it. Anyhow, it starts and runs great now. It wouldn't hardly run when I bought it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #8477
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I've wondered about anyone doing this... Found this on the facebook XT225 site.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...74655397_n.jpg
That's really nice! From the look of the spoke positions, you can run tubeless, which would be wonderful.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #8478
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The key to these carbs is to turn the petcock to off and run the gas out EVERY time you ride the bike. I bought mine used 6 years old with 200 miles on the bike. I had to have my mechanic go through the carbs. He reset some of the needles but I don't think he rejetted it. Anyhow, it starts and runs great now. It wouldn't hardly run when I bought it.
I always run the gas out sense my bike is stored outdoors in our shed.. Obviously its in the shed and closed in, but no heat or air conditioning. I can't have the risk of gas freezing in the lines or anything.
Everyone says that if I open up the airbox then I need to rejet the carb to add fuel to the mixture..
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #8479
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Ya know, thats one of the big things I dont like about the XT - ground clearance. I have busted my toes a couple times and usually its the same scenario - tall grass + cypress knees or stumps = ouch

Well, I got the XT back to better condition than when I bought her 5 years ago:

Completely new top end, rebuilt forks, spankin new paint job. Now all I need is a headlight cowling and battery side cover and itll be as good as new! Anyone got em for cheap?
That suspension looks soo much nicer than stock.. Custom rebuild?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:57 AM   #8480
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Going to look at an XT225 tonight!
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #8481
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Edit: Never Mind. They worked great.

Hey guys, I'm trying to search for this but it's not working out for me.
Does anyone know if I can run NGK DPR8EA 9 spark plugs in my 05?

I already have a few and want to replace the plug. It looks almost identical. maybe half a millimeter or something like that longer.. Just want to make sure nothing makes contact.

Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #8482
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Tires

Is anyone running street tires? Or supermoto wheels/tires? I'm REAL interested in the supermotos but I'm almost never offroad so street tires would be more fitting for me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #8483
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The key to these carbs is to turn the petcock to off and run the gas out EVERY time you ride the bike. I bought mine used 6 years old with 200 miles on the bike. I had to have my mechanic go through the carbs. He reset some of the needles but I don't think he rejetted it. Anyhow, it starts and runs great now. It wouldn't hardly run when I bought it.
The best thing (if available to you) you can do for your carb is to never use fuel with ethanol in it. Ethanol doesn't seem to bother fuel injection systems but it will gum up carburettors real quick.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #8484
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Hey alonzo,

I was checking out your photos and the old Triumph project looked interesting. Did you finish yet? Have you been riding it? I like the way you have galleries for each of your bikes.

Also, why no XT225 pics? :(
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #8485
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Hey alonzo,

I was checking out your photos and the old Triumph project looked interesting. Did you finish yet? Have you been riding it? I like the way you have galleries for each of your bikes.

Also, why no XT225 pics? :(
Still working on the T120. Frame is primed. Engine is starting to go back together. I have new wheels and spokes but need to blast and paint the hubs. New shocks, instruments, headlight shell and some other stuff. But, my wife also has projects (for me to do/build) so it's been on hold since about November. Thought I'd be back on it this Winter but, alas, not yet.

No XT225 pics? That's one of my other projects. But, other than some carb work and a few add-on's, it's a stock XT. Nothing much interesting about that.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #8486
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So what did you all do to make it a SM? I've been considering making mine into one sense I got it but wasn't sure how to go about it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #8487
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The best thing (if available to you) you can do for your carb is to never use fuel with ethanol in it. Ethanol doesn't seem to bother fuel injection systems but it will gum up carburettors real quick.

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Ethanol is going to be the death of anything carbed. I had to richen my main jet one step up but so far no problems on my XT225. Hoping for the best. It has raised hell on my 150cc scooter.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #8488
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It's not ethanol that does it...
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #8489
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It's not ethanol that does it...
Ethanol likes to absorb water though and sure makes a mess of carbs a lot more quickly if left to sit untreated.

Thankfully we do have 4 fuel stations near us that sell non-ethanol fuel and have made a habit of visiting them when ever we can. We also are being a lot more diligent about treating our gas pretty regularly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #8490
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Thankfully we do have 4 fuel stations near us that sell non-ethanol fuel and have made a habit of visiting them when ever we can. We also are being a lot more diligent about treating our gas pretty regularly.
Lucky guy... My closest pure gas station is in AZ...
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